Dr. Jack Kevorkian helped a 66-year-old man with lung cancer kill himself Friday, the 100th suicide he has assisted in.
Waldo Herman, 66, died at his Detroit home in the presence of the retired pathologist, Kevorkian's attorney Geoffrey Fieger said."He was Dr. Kevorkian's 100th patient," Fieger said.
Herman died one day after the Michigan House of Representatives adopted a bill that targets Kevorkian by banning assisted suicide.
The bill passed by the House on Thursday makes assisted suicide a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines, or both. It now goes back to the Senate, where minor changes are expected to be adopted before it goes to Gov. John Engler, who is expected to sign it.
Kevorkian, who for years refused to pin down the number of suicides he had helped with, earlier this week said he had assisted in 99.
When reached at his home, Kevorkian confirmed he was present at the death but said, "You'll have to talk to Fieger on this one." He declined further comment.
Detroit police said they had no information on Herman's death.